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SOLD!!! 1976 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail Black

SOLD!!! 1976 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail Black

Though it was available as an option from the 1954 introduction, the Fender Stratocaster Hardtail version is not as well known as its trem-bridge brother.

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! 2013 Gibson ES-339 Thinline Archtop Electric Cherry

The Gibson ES-339 delivers what many players needed- the tonal shape and responsiveness of an archtop with the feedback resistance and size of a solidbody.

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SOLD!!! 2010 Gibson ES-339 Thinline Archtop Electric Caramel Sunburst

SOLD!!! 2010 Gibson ES-339 Thinline Archtop Electric Caramel Sunburst

Descending directly from the ES-339 line, the Gibson ES-339 was an immediate hit when it appearead in 2007, sporting a scaled-down body but full-size neck.

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Tom Holmes THC DC Lenny Breau Jazz Guitar

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Tom Holmes THC DC Lenny Breau Jazz Guitar

One of the most impressive and influential jazz guitarists, the late, great Lenny Breau had an incredible talent honed by obsessively hard work.

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The Windsor Zither Banjo SOLD

The Windsor Zither Banjo SOLD

The Windsor Zither Banjo was built from 1887 until the Birmingham factory was destroyed in 1940 in a German air-raid.

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C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

This C. Bruno and Son fretless banjo arrived here about 15 years ago and has been in storage ever since. As is often the case with my “projects”, it was forgotten for years. I recently came into a lovely set of Ivoroid friction tuners that reminded me of the Bruno banjo and its need for appropriate tuners. This 130-year-old set of friction pegs were typical of the 1880s or 90s. And since they are synthetic ivory, they are legal under the CITES regulations.

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